About Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University is a comprehensive, private, selective university founded in 1859. Our diverse student body includes more than 4,500 students from most U.S. states and more than 50 countries. Aside from a beautiful campus and a fantastic amount of student involvement, you’ll find that we have a strong international population of over 600 students who are an active and vital component of our campus. Our international students each add diversity and global perspective to the atmosphere of the university.
In addition to our expansive undergraduate programs, we also offer more than 40 master’s degree programs and have our own School of Law. Students needing preliminary English language training can apply for conditional admission and join our English language program, INTERLINK, before enrolling in undergraduate or graduate coursework. Our academic programs are accredited by the highest bodies and we rank among the top five universities in the Midwest Region by US News and World Report. We are also among the 15% of U.S. colleges and universities featured in the annual Princeton Review.
Our location combines both safety and access to a myriad of cultural opportunities. We are located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a city of approximately 31,000 residents. Our city is small and safe, but is also a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, the third largest city in the US. We are about one hour from downtown Chicago (accessible by car, train, or bus) which offers many employment and cultural opportunities.